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Associate Dissatisfaction: The Chance that Clifford Took

On October 15, 2002, associates in the New York City office of Clifford Chance responded to a request for input from the firm’s partners with a memo–a very candid memo. Somehow, a copy got into the Financial Times of London and became public. The result has been pivotal for Clifford Chance and, maybe, the legal profession globally. This article outlines practical and useful lessons learned from this unfortunate situation…